Friday, January 29, 2016

Plaid Skirt

I hoped to get a picture of me wearing it, but I don't guess that's going to happen, so I'm going to go ahead and post a hanger picture.

I used this Simplicity pattern:

This is the second time I've made this skirt.  The first time my fabric was too stiff and didn't drape well.  This time I used a flannel that I bought at Joann Fabrics and it hangs nicely.

The only thing I changed was to cut the center front and back on the fold so I wouldn't have to try to match up the plaid.

I wanted to fringe the hemline, but due to the way the fabric is cut, it wouldn't ravel nicely.  So, I found this perfect color blue trim in my sewing supplies and decided to use it.  I didn't measure it before I started sewing it on & had maybe 6 inches left over! That was luck!

Here's a close up of the trim:


  1. Fantastic skirt! How does it close at the waist? side zipper?

  2. What a gorgeous skirt! For some reason I've not thought of flannel as skirt fabric and don't know why as would think it'd make a cozy skirt with the lovely drape yours shows. And I just came from Nancy D 'Sewing in Surf City''s blog and almost did a double-take as she just posted a flannel shirt whose fabric looks almost identical to yours..... and she purchased her flannel at Joann's too! Note to self: must check out Joann's flannel fabrics. :)


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